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Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill Opens in Fireproof Building

A new Short North eatery has opened at 1014 North High Street. Tai Tiki Polynesian Bar and Grill has opened next door to Pies and Pints in the Fireproof building. Tai Tiki is the sister restaurant to Tai’s Asian Bistro on Lane Avenue, popular for their plentiful helpings of Chinese and Japanese food. Owners Tai and […]

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Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Walrus Opens Downtown

After a few months of delays, The Walrus has officially opened its doors Downtown at 143 East Main Street. This new bar and restaurant is the latest concept from Brad Hobbs, Krista Sparks and Kevin Burns, owners of The Tavern in Olde Towne East. Fans of The Tavern will like what they see at The […]

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Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Izzy and Mo’s Opens on King Avenue

Magdiale Wolmark, the James Beard-nominated chef behind Till Dynamic Fare, has finally opened the doors of the long-anticipated Jewish deli Izzy and Mo’s Luncheonette. Wolmark initally announced plans over three years ago for a donut shop called Glaze, which would occupy the empty space next to Till on 249 King Avenue. Construction began in 2012, but […]

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Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Popular Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant “Bonchon” Opens in Northwest Columbus

Korean-style twice-fried chicken has landed in Columbus. International chain restaurant Bonchon Chicken has opened at 3586 West Dublin Granville Road. Bonchon, which means “my hometown” in Korean, has over 142 locations in six countries, but this will be their first Ohio opening. The casual sit-down restaurant is known for its signature crispy twice-fried chicken brushed […]

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Bareburger Adding Clintonville Location, Delivery Service

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Bareburger Adding Clintonville Location, Delivery Service

Just over a year after their March 2014 opening Downtown, New York-based gourmet burger joint Bareburger will be welcoming a second location in northern Clintonville. Franchise operators George Mathew and Ben Christopher signed a lease on 4560 North High Street last week. The current building, a former doctor’s office, will be rebuilt from the ground […]

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Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Basil Thai, Brewery District Edition

The space inside 460 South Front feels familiar. It is familiar. It’s been the recent home of Front Street Bar & Grill and a Frezno revival. Walkable and urban: it seems like the address should be more successful than it has been for restaurants. Now the space hosts a Thai joint. Not just any Thai […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, Spring Openings, New Menus & More

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, Spring Openings, New Menus & More

Spring has finally sprung in Columbus, and with it, a fresh batch of restaurant news. Here’s what’s been happening in food around the city. 2015 marks 101 years in business for Utica-based Velvet Ice Cream. In celebration, they’ve released two new summertime flavors: Buckeye Brownie and Summertime Peach. Both will be available at Velvet stores […]

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